Luxury Villa with Large Pool Overlooking Honeymoon Beach
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
USVI - Water Island villa description
New 2 BR, 2 BA villa with large pool, a 3 minute walk from Honeymoon Beach, 30 seconds by vehicle! Grand exterior gallery offers spectacular vistas of turquoise waters and breathtaking sunsets. On three-quarters of an acre, the villa offers quiet privacy with views of cruise ships and the lights of St. Thomas sparkling at night. Harvest your own papayas in season!
Arches frame your panoramic view. MBR, lanai and gallery open onto the infinity-edge pool (with its lap lane, frolic area and pina colada bench). Caribbean architectural elements throughout: mahogany cabinets in kitchen and bathrooms, Spanish cedar window frames, cypress ceilings, and coral stone floors.
Fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Air conditioning, Internet access and satellite television. Over 100 titles in videocassette collection and TVs in both bedrooms and living room.
Villa Papaya is conveniently located, a 5-minute drive from St. Thomas airport, 7-minute ferry ride from Crown Bay.
Keywords: villa, waterview, pool, air conditioning
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Smoking Allowed
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- coffee maker, 4 ring stove, freezer, blender, spices, toaster, books, books adult, walkway to water, activities guide, ceiling fans, paper towels, local activities guide, alarm clock, local maps, restaurant dining guide, hair dryer, laundry soap, shampoo, toilet paper, soaps basic, towels provided, beach chairs, beach towels, cooler small, garden, games adults, games kids, radio, astove top burnersm oven and washing machine. ...moreless
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
- Deck / Patio:
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- cycling, walking, botanical garden, eco tourism, ATM/bank, churches, beachcombing, bird watching, pier fishing, sound/bay fishing, deepsea fishing, massage therapist, synagogues, reefs, paragliding, marina, bay/sound, duty free shops, groceries, water tubing, medical services, ruins and scenic drives. ...moreless
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"The house far surpasses the pictures on VRBO"Guest comment entered by owner
"The house far surpasses the pictures on VRBO"
We had a wonderful time. The weather was great, beach was perfect and the pool was the best! We had visited Water Island back in 2010 and rented a house without air conditioning. Your AC was wonderful and only had to use it at night for sleeping. The villa was lovely and had everything we could need. Our time there was relaxing and so much fun. Katie and Warren were great. From the time they met us at the ferry dock to getting us back to the ferry to leave they were so helpful. Your management team made a big difference, we did not have one with the last house. The whole week was a great experience. You have done a beautiful job building and creating a lovely home. The house far surpasses the pictures on VRBO, we spent most of our time on the veranda checking the view when we weren't on the beach or in your wonderful pool. Needless to say, we will be back and recommend your home to our friends.
- Guest Sandra and Lee
- Date of stay 05/29/13
- Review Submitted 06/06/13
Recommending your home to everyone we knowGuest comment entered by owner
Recommending your home to everyone we know
It was such an amazing vacation. The house was perfect. What a great little place Water Island is, we have been recommending your home to everyone we know.
- Guest Ned
- Date of stay 05/19/13
- Review Submitted 05/27/13
"Pretty little island, Lots of Style"Guest comment entered by owner
"Pretty little island, Lots of Style"
"Water Isle, Water Isle Pretty little island Lots of Style" My father came up with those lines years ago. We had a wonderful return trip--a kind of pilgrimage. My mother had a house in Sprat Bay, and we spent many vacations here over the years...Wonderful to be back, lovely house, lots of style. PS: Loved "Foyles War" dvd's.
- Guest Carl, Peggy, and James
- Date of stay 12/25/12
- Review Submitted 02/26/13
"We feel very fortunate..."Guest comment entered by owner
"We feel very fortunate..."
Thank you for sharing your home with us. From its beauty we can see you care for it very much. So we feel fortunate to have stayed here this past week.
- Guest Jeff
- Date of stay 02/14/13
- Review Submitted 02/26/13
"Most beautiful spot on the island!"Guest comment entered by owner
"Most beautiful spot on the island!"
By far the most gorgeous kitchen with a view in the world! We enjoyed your home, the most beautiful spot on the island."
- Guest Julie and Scott
- Date of stay 12/13/11
- Review Submitted 02/26/13
Morning Swim in the PoolGuest comment entered by owner
Morning Swim in the Pool
I just wanted to let you know how memorable my trip was. Your home was a big part of that enjoyment. I arrived home last night to a very bitter cold New England--just to remind of how much I will miss a swim in the pool when I wake up in the morning. Kudos on a great vacation place that I will pass along. Mark and Vickie were helpful in every way! Thank you again for everything and I will possibly be booking again for next season.
- Guest Gary
- Date of stay 01/16/13
- Review Submitted 02/04/13
Late Night Dips, Early Morning Runs!Guest comment entered by owner
Late Night Dips, Early Morning Runs!
We all had a wonderful time during our stay at Villa Papaya--from the meals cooked in your outdoor kitchen to the late night dips in the pool, early morning runs to the top of the island, to snorkeling in the BVI and St. John--it was all such fun! It really is about a place that we have always loved. Thank you for letting us enjoy it once again.
- Guest Peggy, Carl and James
- Date of stay 12/20/12
- Review Submitted 02/04/13
"one always to remember"Guest comment entered by owner
"one always to remember"
Tom and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves this past week. Your home is beautiful! I have never felt so relaxed and welcomed on any other vacation as I have here. Mark and Vicki have been wonderful hosts and representatives for you, your home, and your island. Our 25th wedding anniversary trip will be one to always remember, and I am so glad we chose to celebrate it here. We look forward to a return trip in the future. I would love to share all of the beauty of this island with my children. We felt like we were staying with family.
- Guest Sophia
- Date of stay 04/01/11
- Review Submitted 11/01/11
"Rates with the Best"Guest comment entered by owner
"Rates with the Best"
We stayed there for several months this summer. You are walking distance to the ferry dock and Honeymoon beach. One of my favorite beaches ever. The place is tastefully decorated, clean and in good working order. You even have a large infinity pool. All rooms have A/C which we rarely needed. Cable TV with large flat screens in every room so you could stay connected to the outside world if you needed too. You can't beat the sunset views here. We saw our first green flash here and yes they do exsist. We have stayed at many Caribbean villa's and this one rates with the best of them. We will be back to stay again.
- Guest Steve et al.
- Date of stay 08/01/10
- Review Submitted 11/01/11
April 19-November 21, 2013: $2,500 per week, plus electric November 21-30, 2013: $3,000 per week, plus electric November 30-December 13, 2013: $2,500 per week, plus electric December 13, 2013-January 6, 2014 : $3,000 per week, plus electric January 6-February 13, 2014: $2,500 per week, plus electric February 13-23, 2014: $3,000 per week, plus electric February 23-April 17, 2014: $2,500 per week, plus electric April 17-27, 2014: $3,000 per week plus electric
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- Nearest Airport: Cyril King, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Water Island Ferry Dock at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak, Miami at 1200 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Honeymoon Beach at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Joe's Beach Bar at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Heidi's Honeymoon Beach Grille at 0.2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Gwendolyn and I are retired academics, now dividing our time between three residences and traveling the world as time permits. Our four year old Yorkshire Terrier accompanies us almost everywhere.
Why the Owner Chose USVI - Water Island:
On retiring, we decided we wanted to enjoy the warmth and sunshine, warm water and warm people of the Virgin Islands. It is a little more complicated than that, but look for the details in Gwendolyn's upcoming Virgin Islands counterpart to A Year in Provence!
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We enjoy the peace and quiet, the lovely beach, the private pool, the breathtaking sight of the world's largest cruise ships slipping by at dinner time on the gallery. We will take a drive up to Fort Segarra for moonlit romance on the cliff overlooking the southern side of Water Island. But most of all we enjoy our friends and neighbors and the easy-going ambience of life on Water Island. The Monday Night Movie on the Beach, Heidi's gourmet dinners on the beach on Saturday nights, midnight dips in our private, lighted pool, and morning showers in the two-person show stalls with a view of turquoise waters. Once or twice a week we will take in a restaurant, regatta, or West Indian celebration for a little spice in our lives.
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Spectacular sunsets from the gallery!
Private but close to Honeymoon Beach
Long Gallery Facing the Sea
Queen Mary 2 arriving Crown Bay (and this is not with a telephoto lens)
Gallery Awaiting Another Spectacular Sunset
Shimmering granite countertops in gallery kitchen as sunsets
MBR with Pie Safe
Mahogany Vanity, Cabinet with vessel sink, dolphin motif
Honeymoon Beach from the Gallery
Villa Papaya from sailboat, in middle of photo
Shades of blue and turquoise looking toward Shipwreck Point
Villa Papaya in golden hues, gallery arches across east, south, and west sides
Luxuriating in pool, 10 steps from MBR with a 38' lap lane and pina colada bench
MBR with Flat Screen TV
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